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Connecting Rooms With Color

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Playing with fun new colors can be an exciting lift to your home’s design, but too many colors or contrasting palettes can make your home feel cluttered or disjointed. When creating the aesthetic for your house, it’s important to consider continuity between rooms or areas by knowing which colors complement each other and how to use color to tie spaces together.

Choosing Colors for Your Space

Begin by choosing three to five of your favorite colors. A key to choosing paint colors for your home is by creating a flow throughout the spaces by considering light, texture, contrast and movement.

Consider how your color choices contrast against your current furnishings and accessories, which color you want to be prominently featured in each room and which colors will appear in each room. An easy way to connect all of your rooms is by carrying elements from one room into the next.

Knowing Color Basics

To make sure you’re creating a flow from one room to the next, it’s important to understand the three basic color schemes — monochromatic, analogous and complementary.

By using shades of the same color, you’re creating a monochromatic scheme to make a dynamic and simply elegant design. Choosing monochromatic colors creates an easy and coherent style while still achieving a variety. You can add more diverse and colorful elements to your rooms with different accents, accessories and textures.

Greens and blues or oranges and reds are examples of analogous colors — those situated next to each other on the color wheel. Like monochromatic colors, analogous colors create a simple style while being a bit more dynamic and visually interesting. Typically, you want to choose about three analogous colors, with one to be the main focus. Use your other two colors to make the first color stand out.

Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel — purple and yellow, red and green and blue and orange. These colors add energy to your space, and the best way to incorporate these contrasting colors is to pair a warm color with a cool color.

Connecting Rooms With Color

Create color flow when transitioning rooms or spaces to make your home feel harmonious. Matching room colors and having a unifying shade will keep each room flowing to the next while preserving the identity of each room.

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Commonly, clean, white baseboards and molding is the unifying element, but recurring fabric or accessory shades can perform this function as well. If you have several rooms painted in bold, contrasting colors, another way to create flow is by using area rugs that feature all of your room’s paint colors. The eye will associate all of the colors and naturally link all of the elements.

Spruce up Your Home Today

If you’re a resident of the Kansas City area and looking to update your home, then trust the professionals at Neighborhood Painting. We pride ourselves on fast and convenient customer service by offering free estimates and color consultations. We also have a five-year warranty on all of our exterior paint projects. Schedule an appointment today to spruce up your interior by calling us at 913-709-6151 or completing our online contact form.

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